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Nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus is a sensitive indicator of staphylococcal col-onization and is considered a source of subsequent infection. When the incidence of S. au-reus colonization increased in our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), resulting in three methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections over a three-month period, we… (More)
OBJECTIVE This article presents a comprehensive portrait of the characteristics of teleradiology systems of radiology practices as of 1999. Our purposes are to help profile a rapidly evolving area of radiology that has been underexamined to date and to provide a baseline with which future findings can be compared. MATERIALS AND METHODS In 1999, the… (More)
PURPOSE To investigate the methods used at private community hospitals for delivering emergency department (ED) image interpretation services. MATERIALS AND METHODS The authors contacted a random national sample of 114 hospitals by telephone and administered an "ED Radiology Coverage" questionnaire. The questionnaire included queries about daytime image… (More)
The authors wish to thank the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for generous financial support, the two teleradiology firms in India for allowing us to study their organizations, and numerous radiologists and other healthcare professionals in India, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States for helpful discussions. Many of these people asked that their… (More)
This paper summarizes research done over the last year on the economics of medical imaging and its relation to healthcare reform. It is being circulated to persons with an interest in imaging for comments, corrections, and suggestions for improvement.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Evaluation for blunt cerebrovascular injury has generated immense controversy with wide variations in recommendations regarding the need for evaluation and the optimal imaging technique. We review the literature and determine the most cost-effective strategy for evaluating blunt cerebrovascular injury in trauma patients. MATERIALS… (More)
OBJECTIVES Diagnostic workup of patients presenting with thunderclap headache and negative initial head CT remains a challenge, with most commonly employed strategies being lumbar puncture (LP) and CT angiography (CTA). The objective of this study was to determine the cost-effectiveness of these options. PATIENTS AND METHODS A decision model was designed… (More)